The European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL) develops and operates the highest possible magnetic field facilities and make them available to the scientific community for the systematic investigations and manipulation of material properties. The main research activities supported by EMFL are: magnetic and superconducting materials, strongly correlated electron systems, low dimensional magnetic materials, nanostructured materials, magnet design and technology, semiconductors and nanosystems, mesoscopic physic, strongly correlated electron systems, molecular magnetism, soft condensed matter. Very commonly, materials research provides the basis for innovation that help boost the economy while offering clean technology solutions to problems we are finding ourselves faced with in today’s world.
The EMFL was founded as a legal structure in the form of an International non-profit Association under Belgian Law (AISBL) in early 2015 with the aim to unite, coordinate and reinforce the existing European high magnetic field laboratories in a single body as a world-leading Infrastructure. The EMFL formally represents and operates tasks, in particular the access program, of the parent laboratories: the Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI), with its sites for pulsed fields in Toulouse and continuous fields in Grenoble, the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD) and the High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML) in Nijmegen. The UK community, represented by the University of Nottingham, joined EMFL at the end of 2015 followed by University of Warsaw (PL) and CEA-IRFU (FR) in 2019.